Our goal is to deliver the highest level of personal attention to each client at the greatest possible value. We believe giving our clients close attention and building long-term relationships expands our understanding of a their goals and helps to increase the benefits provided to the client. In turn, we enhance our services and deliver a better product.

Types of Meetings

We focus on assisting associations with their annual meeting.  We are expert in coordinating educational and research meetings; proficient in producing and managing tradeshows at a conferences; and accomplished in soliciting sponsors.

We look forward to the opportunity of assisting you with your planning needs.

Founder of Planning Connection

The idea for The Planning Connection was conceived while Jackie Cassarly, Founder and President, worked for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida (UF). In progressively responsible roles during fourteen years at UF, she coordinated medical student rotations, handled domestic and foreign travel for faculty, and planned and managed many events. In addition, she assisted faculty in planning professional organization conferences.

Jackie started The Planning Connection in 1999 and has forged an extensive network of industry professionals who bring years of experience in all aspects of meeting planning.  Jackie has gained superior expertise in site selection and contract negotiation over the past 18 years of meeting planning.

Jackie Cassarly, CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), is an active member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and SGMP (Society of Government Meeting Professionals).

Meeting Professionals International